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Citgo at a Crossroad: Venezuela’s Oil Socialism Comes to Roost


Looking to the future, a democratic Venezuela should unleash its animal spirits and open the country’s mineral wealth to foreign direct investment without national ownership requirements. Privatization and economic liberalization are essential to secure the $58 billion needed to restore crude output to pre-oil socialism levels.

Environment and Energy

Women and AI: Overcoming Potential Bias and Optimizing the Best of Both Worlds


Women and girls are essential to the efficiency of AI’s future. In order to optimize the full unique capabilities of AI, it is important that the full range and spectrum of women is represented at the different stages of AI development to deploy optimal AI solutions and efficiencies to address societal challenges and ultimately achieve social and economic progress.

Gender, Race and Identity

Interview with Former Prime Minister of Jordan Omar Razzaz: Jordan’s Future


On March 27, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Ala’a Kolkaila spoke with Omar Razzaz, former Prime Minister of Jordan, about a range of topics affecting Jordan and the region.

Development and Economic Growth

Interview with Karen Donfried: Russia-Ukraine War


On April 12, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor John McQuillan spoke with Karen Donfried, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

International Relations and Security

Global Governance on Impact Investing and Accounting: A Strategy for Developing Global Standards


Impact investing can be a game changer in solving social problems. Yet, the lack of impact accounting standards enables investors without any social impact to disguise themselves as “impact investors” to improve the image of the company.

Business and Regulation

The Cross-Border Interoperability of National Digital Payment Systems as a Gateway to Economic Development


Enhanced coordination and cooperation between governments, financial regulatory bodies, central banks, and other industry stakeholders is needed to implement the vision of integrating national digital payment systems.

Development and Economic Growth

The State of Value-Based Care and Its Potential Effect on Maternal Health Disparities


The U.S. faces a maternal mortality crisis, particularly for women of color. We must take the tools and programs we know work, and broaden them to reach all women in need.


How Can Nigeria Divert Remittance Flows to Formal Channels?


Remittances play an instrumental role in Nigeria’s economy, yet, an estimated 50% of remittances are channeled through informal networks. Newly proposed strategies can enhance Nigeria’s remittance flows through formal channels.

Business and Regulation

Duty and Liability: A Case for Preserving Qualified Immunity


While qualified immunity is invoked sparingly, its existence provides breathing room for public officials, particularly law enforcement officers to do their jobs effectively.

Fairness and Justice

Reviving Comstock: Unveiling the Anti-Abortion Strategy in Post-Roe America


The Comstock Act is a significant impediment to reproductive freedom and access to safe, effective abortions. Pro-choice stakeholders must recognize the urgency of addressing this outdated legislation that uses 1800s social standards to regulate the bodies of people in 2024.

Advocacy and Social Movements

American States Are Quietly Embracing the ‘Baby Bonds’ Revolution to Fight Inequality


As inequality rises because of the combined curse of growing inherited wealth and the perpetuation of the generational transmission of poverty, baby bonds appear to be a powerful tool to tackle one of the major challenges of the 21st century.

Poverty, Inequality and Opportunity

The Volunteer Sector’s Looming Crisis


Governments need to get creative and make it easier for people to volunteer, as volunteer-driven organizations play vital roles in building great communities.

Cities and Communities

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